Personal Trainer

Course Description:  


Personal Training is a career path in the fitness industry that requires a balance of academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, manual dexterity, sensitivity and awareness. HACC’s Personal Trainer certificate includes coursework that includes exercise design and instruction. Students have the opportunity to work with the public on exercise activities, strength training and stretching, as well as fitness assessments. Students are taught scope of practice, coaching skills, and professionalism. Taking the nationally certified credentialing exam for personal is also included in this curriculum. Applicant's may register on line and are provided an enrollment package the first night of class. This 316 hour program is completed within 20-weeks. Classes are offered twice a week along with 8 hours of study through Virtual Learning. This program is offered at the Harrisburg Campus.

While this program doesn't qualify for traditional financial aid, students may apply for student loans at If students need a payment plan please contact:

Program Coordinator
Nina Kottcamp

Online course registration and payments are limited to one per person.


Format: Blended

In person: Monday & Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Online: Self-Paced

Instructor: Denise Moser & Rachel Rife

Course Length: September 27, 2021 - March 10, 2022

Textbook: ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer, 5th edition.  Lippincott, Williams, and Wilken (must be purchased by student)

Text Book:
ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer, 5
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilken


Please be advised that once you have registered and paid for the online course, you have 30 days to login to the online course.  After 30 days, if you have not logged into the online course, you will be withdrawn from the course and issued a 100% refund.  

We are unable to offer refunds once you have logged into the course. 

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Price: $2,995.00